Balkans 2016 – Day 73 : Regensburg to Inglostadt, Germany

An early start today as it will be a longish ride of around 80KM to Inglostadt. The weather forecasted was also ok , cloudy and around 1C and may reach 9C later part of the day. It was reported to be windy and of course it will be headwind for me. Alexander, my host goes to work about the same time I planned to leave so this worked out fine. We had a simple breakfast of bread and jam and I pushed off at around 8am plus. 

I did not plan to follow the Danube route as its longer and slower as it makes you pass by a lot of towns. So I used google maps to route the shortest bicycle route. Following this route on google map on iPhone is a tad challenging. So I got lost a few times and then I decided to follow the official Danube route. Even that I got lost a few times too. 

In any case I managed in the end to get to Inglostadt at around 330pm. I have to wait for my host to come back at 6 pm so I circled around to find a suitable place to hang out till that time. I finally found a  pastry shop  and decided to hang there till 6pm. 

It’s an interesting situation. Actually the original Couchsurfing host is not in town. She is so nice and helped me by arranging a place to stay anyway. The new arrangement is at her daughters flat which she shared with a few other flatmates. 

I got settled in and my host cooked me a pasta dinner which I wallop in a jiff as I was super hungry. I did not interact much with the host as she was busy. This was fine as I am happy to have a place to rest and crash. In the end I think I did a hard 85km with headwind all the way. 

Tomorrow the weather is about the same but might have light rain. I plan to end my ride tomorrow at Donauworth. 

Total Distance Cycled : 3,577 KM

Alexander , my warmshower host in Regensburg
Alexander’s bike. He just ordered a recumbent
Aiseh deep frost on the trails
Horses also got to wear winter clothes
The Kuchlbauer Tower (German: Kuchlbauer-Turm) is an observation tower designed by Austrian architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser on the grounds of the Kuchlbauer Brewery in Abensberg, a town in Lower Bavaria in Germany.
The sun finally came up around 2pm
Wonderful sunset today
My homecooked dinner. can’t remember when is the last time i had so much pasta

Author: krankster

I am an avid cyclist that loves mountain biking, bike commuting and most of all bicycle touring. I am a freelance leadership coach and hope to inspire others through my cycling adventures.

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